Our God is Always at Work- Update #3
The team split up today with a group of four traveling to a nearby city by bus with our translator while four stayed in our home base city. This nearby city is a place where the past few teams have gone and every time God has provided fruit. This trip was no different, in a couple of ways. As with previous trips, the people that we were planning on meeting with were not available. This made the team question why they had made the trip south until they stumbled upon God’s plan that He had put in place a long while ago. It just so happens that our translator had a friend from his school days that he thought he remembered living near this town. It just so happens that she was in town and available to meet. It just so happens that she invited the team to her home and to meet her parents. It just so happens that they were gracious and open to hearing about the Good News of the gospel. It just so happens that our God is always at work and none of these circumstances were coincidence. The seeds of the Good News were planted and we now have new friends in the city for future teams to visit and water the seeds.
The other part of the team stayed in our home base city and met up with our old friends. We were able to spend time learning about the current state of local churches in the area and the needs that they have. The team had a great time of encouraging brothers and sisters and discussing our common desire to see the church grow in unity and purpose. Another task that this team undertook was learning the new country regulations on phones and getting enough phones for future teams to have for communication. The hours spent with this task will provide future teams with the ability to communicate better with friends and each other.
Tomorrow our team will split again for follow up and planning with leaders in L-City while others continue to spend time with family in our home base city.
Please pray for:
-Our feet. Some team members are very tired and have sore feet from all of the walking. Rest is needed along with recovery/healing.
-Energy for us to keep on task.